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From The Socialist newspaper, 5 February 2014

Stop 98 million cuts in Worcestershire

Worcestershire county council will meet on Thursday 13 February to discuss plans for a further 98 million of cuts to public services including the possible withdrawal of all funding for bus services.

These plans have met with opposition including meetings in several villages where the bus service could be reduced and put in the hands of private profiteers.

In some cases school buses are threatened despite 25% of pupils needing to use the bus. The council consultation document even says that government money could be available to help private operators "grow" their business. Why can't this money be used to fund our current services?

Worcestershire County branch of Unison has called a protest at 12 noon and has the support of Worcester Trades Union Council and Worcester TUSC activists. We aim to make some noise and let the councillors have an earful.

Pete McNally, Worcester Socialist Party

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